3:16 PM EST, November 12, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts defense will play a little shorthanded for the rest of the 2012 season.
Cornerback Jerraud Powers and defensive tackle Drake Nevis were place on IR Monday and are out for the season.
Powers had a toe injury in the Colts' win over the Dolphins on November 4th and missed this past Thursday's game against Jacksonville. Nevis ended up playing against the Jaguars on Thursday.
Before his injury against Miami Powers started every game at cornerback for the Colts and was considered a consistent player in a position that has had a number of changes. Powers made 45 tackles in 2012 with seven pass break up along with an interception against the Packers.
That turnover helped to trigger a Colts' 18-point comeback against Green Bay that helped the team to their biggest victory so far this season.
Drafted by the Colts by the Colts in 2011, Nevis has played in 14 games with the Colts in his two-year career. This season he made three starts with 20 tackles and a sack.
With both of those players out of the lineup the Colts activated defensive tackle Josh Champman and tight end Kyle Miller.
Chapman has been an interesting case for the team this season since he came out of college as one of the best interior defensive lineman in the country but has been sideliened by a bad knee.
In 54 college games, Champman had 88 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss including 2.5 sacks and four pass deflections.
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